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Four former Illini golfers compete professionally over the weekend

Steve Stricker tees off on the 1st hole during the first round at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial on Thursday, May 21, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. (Max Faulkner/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

By Mike Gasick

March 28, 2016

Tweet: Former #Illini men's golfers in action over the weekend.Former Illinois Fighting Illini men's golfers were busy this past weekend. Thomas Pieters, ranked No. 56 by Official World Golf Ranking, competed in the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play tournament in Austin, Texas, and we...

Illinois men’s golfer Danielson shines in PGA debut

Charlie Danielson at the 2015 NCAA Championships. Photo courtesy of Illinois Athletics

By Ryan Wilson

February 23, 2016

Tweet: [email protected]’s Danielson made his PGA debut and beat some of the world’s best. #IlliniIllinois men’s golfer Charlie Danielson outperformed Jordan Spieth, the No. 1 overall golfer in the world, at the Northern Trust Open, which was held on Feb. 18-21.It was Danielson’s PGA debut,...

Small playing career not over, but Illinois is his focus

By Ryan Wilson

February 10, 2016

It’s wintertime, and Illinois men’s golf coach Mike Small, who turns 50 next month, is starting to feel it in his back and elbow.He’s had back injuries all his life. He fractured the radial head in his elbow in three different places after being knocked down in a basketball game. It led to a surg...